Baker & Taylor A naturalist describes his eight years living with and studying a group of Alaskan wild grizzlies
Blackwell North Amer Timothy Treadwell almost died from a heroin overdose in Los Angeles. He decided that the only way he was going to get clean was to get far away - away from drugs, away from people, and away from civilization altogether - and so he spent his first summer camping on the Alaska coast. Alone in a remote wilderness, he confronted one of nature's most terrifying and majestic creatures - the grizzly - and found himself. In the summer of 1995, Treadwell returned to Alaska for his eighth summer with the grizzlies. Join him on his voyage of discovery as he follows the bears through a season of their lives. Along the way, Treadwell gains the trust of mothers with cubs, stares down a rearing eleven-ft.-high, 1100-lb. adult, smells bears' fishy breath, and learns to communicate with them (thereby saving his life more than once). This firsthand account of the daily lives of bears in the wild interweaves the science behind bears' behavior with the life stories of the bears that Treadwell has come to know and love. Treadwell describes the struggles of the bears for dominance, for food, and for their very survival against poachers and environmental destruction. But it is more than an illuminating study of grizzlies. The young author's intimate association with these noble and complex creatures has inspired him to put his own life in order.
Baker & Taylor A naturalist describes his fascination with Alaska's wild grizzlies, his eight years living with and studying a group of the bears, the animals' day-to-day behavior, and the inspirational influence of the creatures on his own life. $25,000 ad/promo. Tour.